Earliest winemaking traced back 8,000 years to Georgia

Ancient pottery jars have led scientists to discover the earliest evidence of winemaking, tracing back 8,000 years to Georgia.

Neolithic pottery shards were found to contain grape wine residue from 6000-5800 B.C., almost 1,000 years earlier than previously thought."As a Georgian, we always believed that wine came from Georgia, but now we have scientific evidence from natural science and archaeology to prove it," said David Lordkipanidze, director of the Georgian National Museum and co-author of the study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.The new discovery reinforces the establish...